Tag Archives: independence

Westward Ho! 58



Westside is the best side…Unless you died of dysentery along the way.  #OregonTrail.  Manifest Destiny broadens the horizons of the young United States, but there’s a dark side to westward expansion.


The Age of Jackson 56



A real S.O.B. whether you like him or hate him…the Age of Jackson has begun.


Electoral College V. Popular Vote and the Election of 1824 55



What does Corruption, Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, and the Electoral College have in common?  They’re all corrupt.  Tune in!


The Era of Good Feelings 54



America is feelin’ good-ish!  We are talking national unity, the Monroe Doctrine, and the elephant in the room tearing the country apart…slavery.


Seminole Wars 53



Florida is open territory for Andrew Jackson to deal a hand…or three.


Nat Turner’s Slave Rebellion 52



Nat Turner hopes to change the tides of one of America’s biggest skeletons in the closet, slavery.


Battle of New Orleans (War of 1812) 50



Old Hickory makes history in the most tragic battle of the War of 1812.


Washington Burns (War of 1812) 49



In an unparalleled dick move…The British burn Washington to the ground.


Pirates and Politicians (War of 1812) 47



The United States Marines plant the first American flag on foreign soil as another war brews at home.


The Duel 46



Conflict resolution at its finest…à la, Hamilton and Burr…